NAB 2018: MESA Members to Showcase Connected TV, OTT and App Solutions

Globecast will be touting its new Cloud Channel Playout solution for 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD), HD and standard-definition (SD) channels at NAB. The new media management service “provides market-friendly solutions” to customers, Globecast said, adding in a statement at i... More

IBM Prediction: ‘AI Bias’ to ‘Explode,’ But Only ‘Unbiased AI Will Survive’

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to proliferate, the amount of “biased” AI systems and algorithms will significantly rise, but only “unbiased” AI will survive, according to Arvind Krishna, head of IBM Research. That was one of five new predictions that IBM Res... More

New Avid CEO: Company to Further ‘Sharpen’ MediaCentral Execution

Avid will continue to “sharpen execution” on its MediaCentral cloud-enabled media workflow platform as part of its 2018 strategy, according to new company CEO Jeff Rosica. “We will be making some minor adjustments to our strategic priorities, but not to our overall strat... More

Adobe to Unveil New Experience Cloud Capabilities

Adobe will be introducing new Experience Cloud capabilities at its 2018 Summit, March 25-29 in Las Vegas, according to Shantanu Narayen, its CEO and president. That “spectrum” of new capabilities will include “new Sensei-powered features that will use new algorithms to s... More

M&E Journal: How Digital Demand Is Disrupting Dubbing

By Dr. Stuart Green, CEO, ZOO Digital - Thanks to the boom in popularity of digital channels and internet streaming services for film, TV and video, content owners are seeing more opportunities than ever to sell new titles and back catalog feature films and TV series in new te... More

NAB 2018: Cyber Security & Content Protection Summit Hits Las Vegas April 8

The Cyber Security & Content Protection Summit, produced by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), comes to the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 8, at the Westgate Hotel, with a half-day event providing... More

TiVo: Price Remains a Pay TV Problem

Nearly 87% of consumers who cut the pay TV cord during the fourth quarter of 2017 did because of price, a 6.6% year-over-year increase and the highest rate of price dissatisfaction to date, according to TiVo’s “Q4 2017 Online Video and Pay TV Trends Report.” However, pay... More

Digital Bedrock to Archive, Preserve Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky,’ ‘Unsane’

Los Angeles-based digital preservation service Digital Bedrock has announced an agreement with director Steven Soderbergh and his company Fingerprint Releasing, which will see Digital Bedrock preserving the digital masters for Soderbergh’s films “Logan Lucky” and “Unsane.... More

Disney Combines D2C Platforms, Tech and International Operations as Part of Reorganization

As part of a strategic reorganization of Disney into four business segments, the company has combined the management of its direct-to-consumer (D2C) distribution platforms, technology and international operations, it announced March 14. The reorganization was designed “to ca... More

NAGRA, MTM Gear Up for ‘Pay-TV Innovation Forum’

Starting this month and running through September, content protection and multiscreen TV solutions firm NAGRA and research firm MTM will produce their third annual “Pay-TV Innovation Forum,” which covers a global analysis of pay TV service provider products and services, in-d... More